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ENCON - Enhancing CSOs Contribution to Evidence-Based Policy Making for Vulnerable Groups
Enhancing CSOs Contribution to Evidence-Based Policy Making for Vulnerable Groups
Program: International Visegrad Found (IVF)
Project leader: Ing. Radvanský Marek PhD.
Annotation:The proposal will be focused on evidence-based public policy literacy and enhancing the capacity of CSOs to effectively design and implement projects aimed at supporting vulnerable groups. It will support strengthening civil society in Belarus specifically via: i) strengthening capacity of CSOs to participate in and contribute to policy dialogue and accountability processes at local and national level; ii) provide CSOs with methodology and case-studies to effectively argue for improved access of vulnerable groups of population and quality of services; and iii) promoting new innovative experiences and trends in social service delivery, in order to involve more and different CSOs under the Belarusian Law on Social Service Delivery. The Consortium members as well as stakeholder CSOs share the view that policy towards vulnerable groups in post-Soviet countries is costly while also being not effective relying. One of the reasons is the absence of evidence-based approach to social policy design and implementation, in and of itself a result of an underestimation of the necessity of policy impact evaluation by authorities and the lack of skills and abilities at CSOs to perform monitoring and evaluation on state policy or their own projects. In CIS countries these issues are compounded by a lack of relevant experience as well as dialogue between CSOs and authorities at all levels on vulnerable groups' issues.
Duration: 1.4.2017 - 30.6.2018

649261 - FIRSTRUN - Fiscal Rules and Strategies under Externalities and Uncertainties (H2020)
FIRSTRUN - Fiscal Rules and Strategies under Externalities and Uncertainties (H2020)
Program: Horizont 2020
Project leader: Ing. Domonkos Tomáš PhD.
Annotation:The FIRSTRUN project is a European Union funded multinational research project that aims to investigate the need for fiscal policy coordination in the EU, to assess the coherence of the recent reforms in the economic governance framework, and to identify reforms to fill possible gaps in the current EU governance framework.
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Duration: 1.3.2015 - 28.2.2018

SHARE - Surveey of health, ageing and retirement in Europe
SHARE - Prieskum o zdraví, starnutí a dôchodkoch v Európe
Program: Iné
Project leader: Ing. Košta Ján CSc.
Duration: 1.5.2016 - 31.5.2018

Research and Innovation Observatory
Správa observatória pre Výskum a Inovácie
Program: Bilaterálne - iné
Project leader: Ing. Frank Karol PhD.
Annotation:The RIO Country Report analyses and assesses the development and performance of the national research and innovation system of the EU-28 Member States and related policies. It aims at monitoring and evaluating the EU policy implementation as well as facilitating policy learning in the Member States.
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Duration: 1.1.2016 -

The Millennium Project
Program: Multilaterálne - iné
Project leader: Ing. Klinec Ivan
Duration: 1.1.2010 - 31.12.2020

National projects

Analyzing the Impact of European Legislation in the Field of Taxes and Pensions on Slovak Economy with the Emphasis on the Sustainability of Public Finance
Analýza vplyvu Európskej legislatívy v oblasti daní a dôchodkov na ekonomiku SR s dôrazom na udržateľnosť verejných financií
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Ing. Domonkos Tomáš PhD.
Duration: 1.1.2015 - 31.12.2017

The Dynamics and Nature of Changes in the Slovak Ecanomy in the Phase of Expected Stabilization of Economic Growth
Dynamika a charakter zmien v slovenskej ekonomike v etape predpokladanej stabilizácie hospodárskeho rastu
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Ing. Frank Karol PhD.
Duration: 1.1.2015 - 31.12.2018

Economic and geopolitical causalities of the changing global energy scene and their implications for the EU's position in the global economy
Ekonomické a geopolitické súvislosti meniacej sa globálnej energetickej scény a ich implikácie pre pozíciu EÚ v globálnej ekonomike
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Doc. Ing. Obadi Saleh Mothana PhD.
Duration: 1.1.2016 - 31.12.2018

Institutional competitiveness in the light of changing external environment
Inštitucionálna konkurencieschopnosť vo svetle zmien vonkajšieho prostredia
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Ing. Hošoff Boris PhD.
Duration: 1.1.2016 - 31.12.2018

Contradictions in employment development at the background of anticipated demographic and structural changes in the SR
Kontradikcie vo vývoji zamestnanosti na pozadí očakávaných demografických a štruktúrnych zmien v SR
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Ing. Hvozdíková Veronika PhD.
Annotation:he project identifies current and future barriers to increasing the employment rate in light of expected demographic development and structural changes in the Slovak economy. Specific attributes of human capital will be confronted with population ageing and effects of this process on future changes in labour supply and demand structure (forecasts of graduates structure and employment by occupation elaborated within the project will be utilized). Risk factors limiting the employment growth will be identified. Future trends of quantitative and qualitative features of examined production factor will be anticipated and changes of its institutional framework will be recommended (active labour market policies, labour migration, social system optimization for higher motivation to seek employment - principle "making work pay", competitiveness growth factors etc.).
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Duration: 1.1.2017 - 31.12.2020

REGHERM - Cooperation and development of regional HERMIN model for Cohesion policy interventions evaluation in Slovakia and Poland
Kooperácia pri tvorbe regionálneho modelu HERMIN na hodnotenie vplyvu kohéznej politiky v SR a PL
Program: APVV
Project leader: Ing. Radvanský Marek PhD.
Duration: 1.1.2016 - 31.12.2017

Modeling and analysis of options for reducing regional disparities in Slovakia through public policies
Modelovanie a analýza možností znižovania regionálnych rozdielov v SR prostredníctvom verejných politík
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Ing. Radvanský Marek PhD.
Duration: 1.1.2017 - 31.12.2019

Income stratification and polarization perspective of Slovakia until 2030
Príjmová stratifikácia a perspektívy polarizácie slovenskej spoločnosti do roku 2030
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Doc. Ing. Pauhofová Iveta CSc., hosť. prof.
Duration: 1.1.2015 - 31.12.2018

SHERM - Forecasting of Regional Development and Assessment of Effectiveness of Regional Policies Using the Structural HERMIN Model
Prognózovanie regionálneho vývoja SR a hodnotenie účinnosti regionálnych politík pomocou štruktúrneho makroekonomického modelu HERMIN
Program: APVV
Project leader: Ing. Radvanský Marek PhD.
Annotation:Slovakia belongs to the EU countries with the largest regional disparities, albeit every government had listed mitigation of regional disparities amongst its priorities. National economic policy tends to underestimate specific effects of measures implemented at the regional level. Relatively limited attention is also paid to analytical support for regional decision making and forecasting. The project goal is to develop and apply state of the art quantitative tools to enhance decision making, analysing and forecasting of policy measures impact. Measures to increase efficiency of regional and cohesion policy (RP/CP) with respect to sustainable and inclusive growth will be analysed too. Project consists of 3 parts. Methodology and assumption part analyses current development and objectives of RP/CP anddefines the economic policy instruments to achieve them. Main part of the project will focus on adjustment of the augmented structural econometric model HERMIN together with creation of a system of 8 satellite models for each region at NUTS 3 level. The HERMIN methodology approved by EC for CP evaluation and forecasting has never been applied in this form. Its application will result in significant methodological shift on an international scale. The key innovation will be, in addition to its regionalisation (NUTS 3), a more detailed view of sectoral development of labor market (NACE) with regard to education (ISCED) and occupation (ISCO). Additional benefit of the project (not yet applied in SR) will be estimation of regional prices development based on HBSpanel data. Additional analysis will focus on reduction of uncertainty in ex-post regional data estimation and estimations of inter-regional flows of goods, services and labor. Final part will be devoted to evaluation of existing policies, synthesis and use of forecasting and simulations results for policy design. We assume that the results will contribute to adjustment of actual implementation of RP/CP in Slovakia.
Duration: 1.7.2017 - 31.12.2020

EB-LMP - Addressing social challenges related to the design of evidence-based labour market policies
Riešenie spoločenských výziev v oblasti tvorby politiky trhu práce založenej na vedeckých informáciách
Program: APVV
Project leader: Mgr. Štefánik Miroslav PhD.
Duration: 1.7.2015 - 28.9.2018

Sociálna pasca - Social trap - costs and the way out
Sociálna pasca - náklady a cesta von
Program: APVV
Project leader: Mgr. Ing. Páleník Michal PhD.
Duration: 1.7.2016 - 30.6.2020

CF2015 - Capital Flight and its Impact on the Slovak Economy
Únik kapitálu a jeho dôsledky pre slovenskú ekonomiku
Program: APVV
Project leader: Prof. Dr. Ing. Workie Tiruneh Menbere PhD.
Duration: 1.7.2016 - 31.12.2019

Creation and exaluation of potential of knowledge society
Vytváranie a zhodnocovanie potenciálu znalostnej spoločnosti
Program: VEGA
Project leader: Ing. Brzica Daneš PhD.
Duration: 1.1.2015 - 31.12.2017

Návrh udržateľného a rast podporujúceho dôchodkového systému pre starnúcu slovenskú ekonomiku) (Reconciling public finances and old-age social security (Designing a sustainable and growth friendly pension system for an ageing Slovak economy)
Zladenie verejných financií a starobného dôchodkového zabezpečenia (Návrh udržateľného a rast podporujúceho dôchodkového systému pre starnúcu slovenskú ekonomiku)
Program: APVV
Project leader: Ing. Domonkos Tomáš PhD.
Duration: 1.7.2015 - 30.6.2019

Projects total: 19